Florida Senate - 2018 SB 314 By Senator Baxley 12-00567-18 2018314__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to mortgage brokering; amending s. 3 494.00115, F.S.; providing an exemption from 4 regulation under parts I and II of ch. 494, F.S., for 5 certain securities dealers, investment advisers, and 6 associated persons; providing requirements for certain 7 solicitations and referrals; providing an effective 8 date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Present subsections (2) and (3) of section 13 494.00115, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (3) 14 and (4), respectively, and a new subsection (2) is added to that 15 section, to read: 16 494.00115 Exemptions.— 17 (2)(a) A securities dealer, an investment adviser, or an 18 associated person registered under s. 517.12 is exempt from 19 regulation under this part and part II of this chapter if such 20 person, in the normal course of conducting securities business 21 with a corporate or an individual client: 22 1. Solicits or offers to solicit a mortgage loan from a 23 securities client or refers a securities client to an entity 24 exempt under paragraph (1)(b), a licensed mortgage broker, a 25 licensed mortgage lender, or a registered loan originator; and 26 2. Does not accept or offer to accept an application for a 27 mortgage loan, negotiate or offer to negotiate the terms or 28 conditions of a new or existing mortgage loan on behalf of a 29 borrower or lender, or negotiate or offer to negotiate the sale 30 of an existing mortgage loan to a noninstitutional investor for 31 compensation or gain. 32 (b) Any solicitation or referral made pursuant to this 33 subsection must comply with chapter 517; the federal Real Estate 34 Settlement Procedures Act, 12 U.S.C. ss. 2601 et seq.; and any 35 applicable federal law or general law of this state. 36 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.